For Families

Play & Learn: in Gallery, at Home and Outside!

Our galleries are open and if you are able to visit our exhibitions, you can join in with our Family Explorer Activities .

Watch Artist Sian and Little Artist Aoife, take you through activites to do in the gallery during your visit, there may also be some pupils from Huntingdon Academy helping them out. If you are not able to visit still take a look as there are instructions and downloads so you can do these activities at home.

Now the world is opening up hopefully it won't be too long before we can all meet again in our family workshops at Nottingham Contemporary. We really miss all of your faces but until then our Play and Learn Team have lots of activities for you to do at home and outside Play & Learn Family Activities at Home.

Some of the activities you can do with everyday objects, however others might require a few art materials. If this is something you would like, we can post free material packs out to you. Look out for the free materials listed at the top of the activity.

If you are a little unsure trying activities at home here’s a few tips from our Play and Learn Team who share their thoughts about creating a space for playing and making at home. You can also find out a little bit about them and what they've been up to Getting to know us: Play and Learn Team

You could also take a look at our Virtual Reality tour of past exhibitions and related activites.

We miss you, so be sure to share your ‘in Gallery, at Home and Outside!’ experience on our social media, at #NCmaking so we can see what amazing ways you have tried our activities.

We are a little closer to seeing you again, keep safe and keep creating the amazing work we love so much!

It was lovely before and it will be lovely again. We hope to see you soon!

Big virtual hugs to you all!

Please email ljacques@nottinghamcontemporary.org to receive a free material pack, there are lots to choose, see the activities below.

Vote for Us! Kids in Museums most Family Friendly Museum Award

If you have enjoyed taking part in any of our digital family activities we would really appreciate you shouting about it! Nominations are open for ‘Kids in Museums:Family Friendly Museum Award 2021”. You can place your vote here. Thank you!

Share Your Feedback, complete our Family Survey

Working digitally, means we miss all those lovely conversations we would usually have with you, sharing ideas, listening, and seeing how you respond to our workshops. It is difficult to get feedback when we don't see you and this would really help.

The survey takes about 10 mins or less to complete and it will really help our team to understand more about what you thought ready for when we are back together at Nottingham Contemporary. You can fill out our survey by clicking here.

We'd love to hear what you think.